February 23, 2012

"Integrated retail" was the dominant theme as executives discussed Kmart operator Sears Holdings' plans to restore confidence in the company after a fourth quarter 2011 that even the company's chief executive called "unacceptable" during an earnings call Thursday.

February 23, 2012

In November 2011, The Drug Store News Group/Specialty Pharmacy magazine hosted in New York an exclusive executive round-table discussion of leading specialty pharmacy providers. Guest moderator and veteran pharmacy executive Dave Fong and the panel examined a range of topics, including channel management strategies, accountable care organizations and the importance of technology.

Click below to download the complete PDF of the 2011 Specialty Pharmacy Roundtable.

February 23, 2012

Physicians in 35% of cases involving more than 250,000 newly diagnosed diabetes patients did not follow the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes consensus guidelines for recommended treatment, according to a new CVS Caremark study.

February 23, 2012

Procter & Gamble this week launched Tide Pods, a three-chamber liquid unit dose detergent.

February 23, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Thursday announced it is expanding Fuelperks! to include hundreds of bonus items each week. Each bonus Fuelperks! item purchased is worth 5 cents to 50 cents off every gallon of gas, and purchasing multiple bonus Fuelperks! items can speed up gas savings, Winn-Dixie stated.

February 22, 2012

The latest edition of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on April 17 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

February 22, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing one of the most talked about films of 2011 to retail.

February 22, 2012

There is a significant opportunity in facial skin care for men, according to a recent study by market research firm NPD Group. The challenge, however, is getting him engaged.

February 22, 2012

American Associated Pharmacies announced that it has partnered with RxAlly, an alliance that includes more than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide that seeks to improve health and reduce costs for pharmacy patients.

February 22, 2012

Dr. Duve Babies & Kids, a product line that aims to provide healthy skin care solutions for little ones, is entering the U.S. market through a partnership with Nutritional Products International.

February 22, 2012

Sales of hot and cold breakfast cereals have been flat. “Consumers are faced with many breakfast options each day,” said David Browne, senior analyst at Mintel International Group.

February 22, 2012

Recent research conducted by Procter & Gamble’s Gillette reveals that facial hair styling is a common practice undertaken by nearly 40% of men in North America and that this process is critical in defining their look.

February 22, 2012

Health Mart, a network of more than 2,900 independently owned pharmacies, on Wednesday announced the introduction of Health Mart-branded vitamins and nutritional supplements, the latest addition to its line of private-label, over-the-counter healthcare products.

February 22, 2012

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

February 22, 2012

Kinerase, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, has announced its second annual "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life" campaign, for which it will partner with four charities throughout the year to make financial contributions.

February 22, 2012

Marley Coffee has launched a social media campaign through which the brand will give away 25,000 free samples of Marley Coffee "One Love" organic ground coffee.

February 22, 2012

Mode beauty brand, which was developed by second-generation cosmetics purveyors Cristina Samuels and Jennifer Isaac, has created the new Natural Skin High Performance Hydrating foundation.

February 22, 2012

RxAlly on Wednesday announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide, united to help patients achieve better health through personalized pharmacist care while reducing costs.

February 22, 2012

Novartis plans to pay up to $440 million for rights to a drug for treating hepatitis C made by Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Enanta said.

February 22, 2012

The maker of Purex, Renuzit and Soft Scrub has retained a new agency of record.

February 22, 2012

Cosmetics brand Wet 'n Wild, which is a division of Markwins Beauty Products, has named pop star Fergie as its global beauty ambassador beginning in 2012.

February 22, 2012

Prestige Brands will take an acquisition offer from Genomma Lab Internacional under advisement, the company announced Tuesday evening.

February 22, 2012

Psi Bands on Wednesday announced its line of fashionable nausea-relief bands was recently recognized with Kimberly Clark's Huggies MomInspired Grant, a grant program designed to recognize and support inspirational and entrepreneurial moms.

February 22, 2012

Publix was one of the highest-ranked brick-and-mortar retailers in a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.